Traveling Safely: Credit Union Security Tips Abroad
Embarking on a journey to explore new destinations is exciting, but ensuring the safety of your finances during travel is equally crucial. As your trusted financial partner, SharePoint Credit Union is here to guide you through essential security tips to help you travel with peace of mind.
1. Secure Your Financial Information:
Before you set off on your adventure, take steps to secure your financial information. Notify SharePoint Credit Union about your travel plans, including the destinations and dates. This allows us to monitor your accounts for any suspicious activity.
2. Use Secure ATMs:
While withdrawing cash abroad, opt for ATMs affiliated with reputable banks. Avoid standalone ATMs in remote locations, as they may pose a higher risk of skimming devices. SharePoint Credit Union provides a network of partner ATMs with MoneyPass, ensuring secure access to your funds.
3. Enable Travel Notifications:
Utilize SharePoint Credit Union's Cards app to enable travel notifications. This feature alerts us to your international transactions, reducing the likelihood of your card being flagged for suspicious activity. This ensures uninterrupted access to your funds during your travels.
4. Monitor Account Activity:
Stay vigilant by regularly monitoring your account activity through online banking or mobile apps. Report any unauthorized transactions promptly to SharePoint Credit Union so that we can take immediate action to secure your account.
5. Carry Multiple Payment Options:
Diversify your payment methods to mitigate risks. Alongside your credit or debit card, carry a small amount of local currency and consider using digital wallets for added convenience and security.
6. Be Cautious with Public Wi-Fi:
Avoid accessing sensitive financial information over public Wi-Fi networks. If necessary, use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to secure your connection and protect your data from potential cyber threats.
7. Keep Emergency Contact Information Handy:
Have SharePoint Credit Union's contact information readily available. In case of any issues, our dedicated support team is just a call away to assist you with any financial concerns or emergencies.
8. Safeguard Physical Documents:
Photocopy important documents such as your passport, credit cards, and travel insurance. Keep these copies in a separate, secure location to expedite the replacement process in case of loss or theft.
At SharePoint Credit Union, we prioritize your financial well-being at home and abroad. By following these security tips, you can focus on creating lasting memories during your travels, knowing that your finances are in safe hands. Bon voyage!
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